Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 16 Oct - Sat 16 Oct, 1999
(Session 372)

no photo available Njabulo Ndebele (Chairperson)

Country/Region: South Africa

Resident scholar, Ford Foundation, New York; former vice-chancellor and principal of the University of the North in Sovenga, South Africa

Most Recently Attended: (1998)
Higher Education: Leadership and Institutional Reform
(Session 361)

Biography:
Njabulo Ndebele (Chair) served until recently as vice-chancellor and principal of the University of the North in Sovenga, South Africa. Currently, Professor Ndebele is a resident scholar at the Ford Foundation in New York City. He is the honorary life president of the Congress of South African Writers, and he has also served as the chairman of the South African University Vice-Chancellors’ Association and of the Forum of Historically Disadvantaged Institutions of Higher Learning. Professor Ndebele’s research focuses on African, English and American literature. In particular, he is interested in creative writing, cultural studies, critical theory, communication skills and expository prose. He has published poetry, fiction, and critical essays on literature and culture in South Africa. Professor Ndebele received his M.A. in English literature from Cambridge University and his Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Denver. Professor Ndebele chaired Salzburg Seminar Session 346, Race and Ethnicity: Models for Diversity, 1997, and was co-chair at Salzburg Seminar Session 361, Higher Education: Leadership and Institutional Reform, 1998.